Sunset in Laguna (Finding Forever in Laguna #3)


After serving four tours in the Middle East, Christian Wolfe returns to Laguna to live a civilian life. Unfortunately, he did not come home unscathed. He has PTSD that he prefers not to acknowledge, as he sees it as a weakness. Not even his best friends know his secret. Kelly Prescott hates working for her father’s law firm. She resigns and her father disowns her. She finds a new job as general counsel at Peaceful Warrior, a nonprofit that aids veterans and is based in Laguna. Kelly met Christian at a mutual friend’s wedding years before. Now the friends are trying to set the two of them up. Despite mutual affection between the two, Christian doesn’t feel he is good enough because of his PTSD. Will he let PTSD control him and let the best thing that ever happened to him walk out of his life?

“Sunset in Laguna” deals with many real issues normally not addressed in fiction. The descriptions of the characters are remarkable and the world building is so realistic that one can almost smell the salty sea air. Christian and Kelly are very complex individuals who harbor deep issues. The secondary entities have little depth or development. This tale is predominately narrative. The background concerning Kelly’s brother is repeated too often. Ms. Marti very cleverly makes use of the five senses when describing characters and places, thus making even inanimate objects come to life. 

Belinda Wilson